Thursday, May 29, 2008

127: What's Going On?

Hi,
today a dozen covers from the title song
of what is probably Marvin's finest hour.
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First of all, it's too bad Jimmy McGriff died
the other day, may he groove in peace forever!
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Second, till today (no less than 37 years ago!)
that song -and album, for that matter- hasn't lost
ANY of its importance, dealing with items as urban decay,
environmental woes, military turbulence, police brutality,
unemployment and poverty (quoted from AMG) Essential.
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The Ricardo McNealy version is from a CD by the Truth & Soul
label, one I (actually!) WON over at Heavy Soul Brutha's place
in a contest! Recommended. (all stuff from Truth & Soul btw)
So cool :-)
(& thanks again H.S.B.!!!)
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Malik Adouane did an odd all-covers-tracks album a while back,
one of them was the hilarious "Shaft" (maybe a next time),
today we & lots of others don't know what's going on,
so enjoy these dirty dozen!
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1. Donny Hathaway - What's Going On (5:23)
2. Esquires - What's Going On (4:26)
3. Funk Brothers - What's Going On (w/ Chaka Khan) (4:00)
4. Jimmy McGriff - What's Going On (4:30)
5. Joe Longthorne - What's Going On (4:16)
6. Les McCann - What's Going On (7:28)
7. Malik Adouane - What's Going On (5:02)
8. Penny Goodwin - What's Going On (5:42)
9. Ricardo Giesta - What's Going On (5:34)
10. Timothy McNealy - What's Going On (3:44)
11. Warrior King - What's Going On (3:36)
12. Weather Report - What's Going On (6:28)
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3 comments:

HeavySoulBrutha DaveB. said...

E,

A bit late on stopping over. Nice post my friend. What a great tribute to a classic song. All the best!!

Peace and SOUL,
Dave...

Anonymous said...

thnx for the grat contribution !

lazy said...

I ALWAYS use this to open my dj set with!
So Many thanks for these mixes! as before YOU ROCK!
Lazy
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